Bruce Lee’s Ultimate Legacy Deserves Better than Birth of the Dragon (2016)

'Birth of the Dragon' Doesn't Quite Do Bruce Lee Justice. Birth of the Dragon (2016) is a strange beast, a Bruce Lee biopic set before...

Blood Hunters: ‘The Raid’ But With Demons!

All the martial arts fantasy ultra-violence that you can handle, baby! You ever watch the action classic The Raid, and think to yourself "You know,...

Discover Jason Bourne’s VHS Roots in TIMEBOMB (1991)

TIMEBOMB: an UAMC Classic You Should Never Forget 1991 brought us a movie that I thought was way ahead of its time. It was Jason...

Pale Rider: A Look at Clint Eastwood’s Ultimate 80s Action Western

The Preacher and the Temporary Town in the Sawtooth Mountains in Pale Rider (1985). You can’t really say that Pale Rider is overlooked. It was...

Charles Bronson Goes Full Arctic Rambo in ‘Death Hunt’

Lee Marvin and Carl Weathers against Charles ‘The Mad Trapper’ Bronson! The proper way to watch any action movie screening is on a 16mm print...

Best of the Best 4: A Fitting End to a Legendary Franchise

Phillip Rhee ceremoniously wraps up the classic martial arts franchise with Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998). I love the Best of the...

UAMC Reviews the Camp Action of ‘Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance’

A look into how Samurai Cop II (2015) expounds upon the campy original actioner. In her “Notes on Camp,” Susan Sontag noted that the best...

Jeff Speakman is in Rare and Ultimate Form in ‘Running Red’ (1999)

A surprisingly solid Saturday night actioner! Before streaming channels like Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix and scores of others popped up, Blockbuster Video ruled supreme. But...

Mission Impossible 3: Tom Cruise Teams up with JJ Abrams

JJ Abrams Joins Tom Cruise's Impossible Missions Force in M:i:III (2006) Note: this article is on Mission: Impossible 3 (2006) – part of a 6-part series on...

Timecop: When Van Damme Did Action Sci-Fi Right

Celebrating Van Damme's Sci-Fi Classic Timecop (1994) If Jean-Claude Van Damme were to ever get his hands on a time machine, he might well be...